Opportunity of a Lifetime

BY ABBY SIROIS | This essay was selected as the 1st-Place Winner in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.

It was a bright and sunny summer morning in Redmond, Washington. After waking up, I went downstairs, where my dad was making breakfast. The fresh smell was wafting in the air and I could almost taste the French toast. Little did I know that my life was about to change forever.

The Impact of UConn Women’s Basketball?

After the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball defeated Saint Francis in the first round of the NCAA tournament, USA Today’s Josh Peter wrote that the team and its coach, Geno Auriemma, who were celebrating their first-round win, should be embarrassed. 

My Love Letter to Soccer

I am Rita Jones Ellis and I am a proud 59-year-old Scot-Canadian-American woman (I have the passports to prove it!). Born into a Scottish family with an undying love of soccer, I was the eldest girl in a family of seven – five girls, two boys.